We have included a LOT of graphics to this page. We have not always (read that seldom) put our name on it, perhaps blindly so, as we never considered anyone would want to steal the image of someone's Labrador and post it as their own. It happes too often to count. Sadly, the innocent person who is looking for a puppy, contact a breeder, send them the image of a darling puppy, or have one on their web page, and these unknowing people purchase the puppy. Of course the breeder's puppy looks nothing like the image they received, and by then the new buyer often feels "had", but have already invested good money on having their puppy delivered to them. I have heard all sorts of horror stories of adult dogs being sent rather than puppies, and sick puppies being sent that are obviously not the puppy in provided picture. Of course the "breeder" can't be contacted following delivery. Please, don't purchase puppies from a photograph. It is ALWAYS best to see the home of the breeder, meet the puppies, and the other dogs on the property. In the age of Photoshop, you can not believe an image on a computer.
We are going to try harder in the future to watermark all images put on our page. However, they also steal articles. That's even more frustrating.
There are legal routes to get these done, but instead, I have selected a more passive-aggressive manner to do it. I have a page devoted to these special thieves. I have them listed there. As you can see, many refuse to remove the images/articles, so I just leave the links to them on that page so people can see their dishonesty (theft of Intellectual property) for everyone to see. If they will lie to you by using the photos others dogs, imagine what they will do to you when they send you a puppy you may purchace from them. You won't be getting what you ordered, and when someone will cheat through theft, they won't hesitate to cheat you! Click here to see that page. I only list those whohave stolen from me. I have not listed that MANY others who have stolen from friends. I would never purchase a puppy from someone who would steal from another person.
This is happening more and more on Facebook. BEWARE of any Labrador FB page that has nearly a million followers, and boasts of those half-million followers (when you send out millions of friend requests, you get half a million "followers" in return. This person has been stealing the images of other breeders for years. Remember, if people are showing photos of puppies other than their own, in an attempt to woo you with photos of sweet puppies, and they don't own that puppy, what in heaven's name do you suppose you'll be getting? I have heard horror stories!!
REPUTABLE BREEDERS DO NOT STEAL. Reputable breeders don't publish picture after picture of puppies not their own. Reputable breeders have more than enough photos of their own.